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Eise Eisinga Planetarium

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Wow! This guy was amazing!

Friends took us here, and I must admit I was a bit uncertain of what to expect. However, we had... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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Great Place

I was there with my two boys. We liked most the planetary watch at the ceiling. It is fully... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2016
Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Friends took us here, and I must admit I was a bit uncertain of what to expect. However, we had excellent commentary in English and I was blown away by this planetarium, which is still functioning extremely accurately well over 200 years later! (And what...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank martyvana
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I was there with my two boys. We liked most the planetary watch at the ceiling. It is fully mechanised by an incredible clockwork. Lots of details to be discovered and not really a traditional planetarium. This is a great place to spend a few...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank FredKlein1104
Reviewed August 2, 2016

A fantastic find in a small town. Definitely not to be missed. A wonderful insight into local history and the life of a local genius. To think this was created over two hundred years ago is amazing. Plenty of related exhibits here and a lovely...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank David R
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

This was absolutely a 'don't miss'! It was amazing to hear the story of why this man created a planetarium on the ceiling of his home. We laughed at first, thinking of traditional planetariums, until we saw and heard the history. His alignment of planets...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed June 15, 2016

Such an amazing accomplishment for someone without a formal education. I was inspired by the fact that the planetarium has continued to be operational since it began in the 1700's. Our presentation about the room was also wonderful and in English!

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

Awe-inspiring story of curiosity, and perseverance - amazing mechanical works and well-preserved masterpiece. Authentic and well-presented.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed April 8, 2016

If you are driving, before you visit, you must park your car. That is easier said than done. Most of the parking is canal side and between your parking space and the water there is not a lot of room. Once you get your car...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank solomon5
Reviewed February 24, 2016

This Planetarium is the oldest in the world....THE OLDEST! If you make the trek to Franeker to go here then please take the time to really enjoy and think about how and when this was built....it is simply amazing.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank M2654MHmiket
Reviewed January 23, 2016

The museum is and old dutch house. The owner was an amateur atronomer and he made a very nice work in the ceiling. He made an orrery (mechanical model of the solar system) which is the oldes existing planetarium in the world.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Italia2907
Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you want to learn how the planets,, the moon, the sun, the stars have a relationship with time on earth, this Planetarium is a "must experience". Step back in time and see how a brilliant family lived in this tiny house and accomodated an...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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August 20, 2015|
Response from Paul L | Reviewed this property |
Adults are 4.75 Euro, children up to 13 are 4 Euro and children younger than 4 are free. As of August 2015